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The Cape Winelands Film Festival


Cape Town & Winelands International Film Festival, (CTWIFF) a festival celebrating the best in African and international film, has rebranded itself and increased its offering to the industry.

Now in its 6th Year CTWIFF celebrates its expanded role in the film and industry with the launch of the inaugural Cape Town Filmmart (CTFM).

Our Vision:The Cape Town FilmMart is the place where South Africa and its Co-production treaty countries meet in order to acceleratefilm co-production on the continent.

Our Mission:To create a platform for South Africans, its eight co-production treaty country's producers, and the film world to meet and foster projects that become the economic drivers behind the development of new film and media, including feature film, documentary features as well as TV and TV series and TV formats. Projects with transmedia[i]and new game elements are included.

Producer / director teams are welcome to apply. Projects must have a producer and director attached.

South African projects may apply, advantaged projects are those who are looking for co-production partners or finance from one or more of the South African eight-coproduction treaty countries which are: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, and United Kingdom. Eligible South African treaty countries’ projects that are looking for partners in South Africa will also be considered. The Cape TownFilmMart will also look at other African production countries’ projects but they must have a South African, or a South African treaty country producer formally attached to be considered.

Qualifying projects who accept the place in the CTFM will acknowledge their participation with a CTFM logo in their completed film’s credit reel. Subject to conditions, one economy flight to Cape Town per project and accommodation for the time of the mart will be offered.

Minimum requirements to be completed by 30 June 2013 (subject to change):

The submitting production company must be from South Africa or from one of its eight treaty countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, and United Kingdom.
The film and media projects entered by producers includes, feature filmdocumentary features as well as TV and TV series and TV formats. One project per Production Companywill be allowed.
Script (finished 1st draft or pilot scriptmust be available at the time of the CTFM) – 10 pages of script and the general outline must be submitted during the application process
Finance plan – to include projected and actual treaty country partnership support
One page motivation – Why this project needs a for South African partnership (if submitting production company is from one of the eight treaty countries)
One page motivation – How this project could use a treaty countries partnership (if submitting production company is South African)
A director must be attached to project – director biography (short – 200 words, long 600 words)
Production company(s) history (short – 200 words, long 600 words)
Show reel of director or (preferred) if available sample scene from project
Contact details of submitting producer and main contact for the project
Contact details of the director

Advantages:
Projects with finance attached.
Projects with transmedia and new game elements.

 http://films-for-africa.co.za/index.php/cape-town-film-mart/online-registration

 

 

The Cape Town & Winelands International Film Festival is proud to present the Arabian Nights section at the festival running from 1 - 10 November 2013.

This section will screen films from the Arab world carefully selected for our South African audiences with the cooperation of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.  We will present a special Arabian Night with music, traditional dancers from Abu Dhabi, and food  at the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre in Stellenbosch. The traditional dances accompanied by music and poetries is it part of the Emerati heritage. There are various types of dances which may delight the audiences. The dance and music is a way of expressing the UAE joyfulness where is it usually to be found in weddings, national holidays, festivals, parties, friends gatherings.

Some of the films that will be screened are FIPRESCI Award winners from the following countries :

Algeria:
1. MASQUERADES  (Mascarades)  Lyes Salem , Algeria, 2008  (Dubai 2008)
2. THE REPENTANT (Le Repenti), Merzak Allouache, Algeria, France 2012 (Kerala 2012)
Morocco
1. GOD'S HORSES (LES CHEVAUX DE DIEU) , Nabil Ayouch ,Morocco 2012 (Carthago 2012)
Egypt:
1. COMING FORTH BY DAY  (Al-Khoroug lel-Nahar) , Hala Lotfy , Egypt, 2012,  (Abu Dhabi 2012)
Lebanon
1. A WORLD NOT OURS (A'lamun Laysa Lana) ,  Mahdi Fleifel (Lebanon, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, 2012,
(Abu Dhabi 2012) documentary
Palestine:
1. HABIBI, Susan Youssef (Palestine, U.S.A., Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, 2011. (Dubai 2011)
2. INFILTRATORS (Mutasalilun), Khaled Jarrar , Palestine, United Arab Emirates, 2012  documentary(Dubai 2012).

Several other films for UAE and other Arab speaking countries will also be included in this section.

 


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Last Call for Cape Town Film Mart Entries !

 This is the Final call fro Entries for the Co-production market for the Cape Town Film Mart running from 6 - 8 November 2013.  Producer / director teams form South African co-production treaty countries are welcome to submit entries. South African projects may apply, advantaged projects are those who are looking for co-production partners or finance from one or more of the South African eight-coproduction treaty countries which are: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Ita...

AWARDS 2012 Cape Winelands Film Festival

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Films from Azerbaijan, Serbia, Belgium, France, Germany, Russia, Mexico, Slovakia and South Africa were among the winners of the 5th edition of the Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF), which had its last screenings on 24 March 2012 in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. The programme included award winning features, documentaries and shorts from more than 48 countries. 2012 Grand Prix Award: Grand Prix Award for the film BUTA Ilgar Najaf from Azerbaijan won the Grand Prix Award for Buta, a story...

CALL FOR ENTRIES - CAPE WINELANDS FILM FESTIVAL

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The 5th edition of Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF), which is scheduled to take place from 14-24 March 2012, in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, has launched its call for entries today. Feature films, Short Films and Documentaries submissions are eagerly awaited. Entry forms, rules, and regulations are available on the Festival Website(http://films-for-africa.co.za).    Features: Features are all fiction films more than 60 minutes of length Shorts: Shorts are all fiction...

Cape Winelands Film Festival 2011 Awards

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2011 Awards FEATURE FILMS Grand Prix Award : Princess - Dir. Arto Halonen (Finland) Best Director Award : Marko Raat - Snow Queen ( Estonia) Special Mention : Do Elephants Pray ? - Dir. Paul Hills (UK) DOCUMENTARIES Best Documentary Award : The World according to Ion B - Dir. Alexander Nanau (Romania) Best South African Documentary Award : Afrikaaps - Dir. Dylan Valley (South Africa) Special Mention : There Once Was an Island - Dir Briar March (New Zealan...

ENTRIES FOR 2011 CWFF NOW CLOSED

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The Entries for South Africa's 4th Cape Winelands Film Festival taking place from 16 - 26 March 2011 are now officially closed.  An overwhelming number of entries ( 746 entries) from 51 countries were received by the Festival Office. The various selection panels are already hard at word busy selecting the films for the various competition sections. We want all filmmakers to know that we will notify all of our entrant within the next few days as to the status of your films. Thank you for your ov...

Call for Entries for the 2011 Edition of CWFF

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The 4th edition of Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF), which is scheduled to take place from 16–26 March, 2011, in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, has launched its call for entries today. Feature films, Short Films and Documentaries submissions are eagerly awaited. Entry forms, rules, and regulations are available on the Festival Website (http://films-for-africa.co.za ).   1.      Features: Features are all fiction films more than 50 minutes of length 2.     ...

Awards : Cape Winelands Film Festival 2010

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On behalf of the Cape Winelands Film Festival, I want to take a moment to formally thank all of our sponsors, volunteers and staff that put forth the effort in this year's 2010 Festival to help make it as successful as it was. This year'sevent that was held from 17 – 27 March at the beautiful Spier Amphitheatre, Labia Theatres, Iziko Museum, and CityVarsity Theatre and was financially sponsored and supportedby : The City of Cape Town, The Spier Wine Estate, The Brazilian Consulate Ge...

Call for Entries: Cape Winelands Film Festival

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 Oneof South Africa’s largest film festivals, Cape Winelands Film Festival,has announced that its 2010 edition will take place from 17-27 March2010. The official call for entries for the festival, which takes placein Cape Town and the wine district of Stellenbosch, South Africa hasbeen announced. Thereare four categories for consideration:1. Feature Films2. Documentary Feature Film3. Short Film : Professional4. Short Film : New DirectorWithinthese, the following prizes will be awarded:1. G...

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